World Children's Day is observed annually on November 20. The day is celebrated across the world to promote the rights of children besides improving the standard of living. It also promotes international togetherness and awareness among children for improving the children's welfare. The World Children's Day aka Universal Children's Day was initially launched in 1954 and has witnessed some milestone events in child welfare. Explore all about the World Children's Day history and when is World Children's day celebrated!
When Is World Children's Day Celebrated?
November 20 is an important day to celebrate Universal Children's Day. The United Nation (UN) General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959. It's also the same date when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Hence, November 20 is observed as Worldwide Children's Day.
World Children's Day History
Students should know about World Children's Day history and its importance before celebrating the day. On December 14, 1954, the UN General Assembly had asked all the countries to observe the Universal Children's Day as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It also recommended countries to observe the day to promote the efforts of the UN for the welfare of the children. It has decided to celebrate the World Children's Day on November 20 because General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
Why We Should Celebrate World Children's Day?
Universal Children's Day is an occasion for every individual to advocate and promote children's rights. The day also helps all of us, including the governments to put dialogues into actions to build a better world for children.